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MU Law Poll: Majority satisfied with public schools, support increased school funding

by | Apr 27, 2022 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue | 0 comments

The newest Marquette Law School Poll was released by Prof. Charles Franklin on Apr. 27 and featured an array of questions on various topics including approval numbers for various federal and state elected officials.

On the K-12 front, questions were asked about satisfaction with public schools, school funding support and taxpayer-subsidized private school voucher expansion.

The first question again showed the public’s strong satisfaction level with their community’s public schools with 63% very satisfied/satisfied vs. 32% dissatisfied/very dissatisfied:

A majority still support increased school spending vs. property tax cuts but the gap has narrowed since 2018:

Also, a majority support expanding vouchers statewide without income limits:

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